The Hoheisel family from Germany stopped by Visit Bakersfield recently as they drove from Sequoia National Park to Death Valley.
Visit Bakersfield’s friendly and knowledgeable staff provided suggestions on local dining and entertainment options for the Hoheisels’ overnight stay in Bakersfield. After learning all there is to see and do locally, they said they wished they had more time to spend here. Visit Bakersfield also provided suggestions for places for the Hoheisels to stop in eastern Kern County on their way to Death Valley.
Why does Bakersfield see so many international visitors? A look at a map will tell you. In addition to national parks, visitors to California and the West take in “must see” spots like San Francisco and Las Vegas. When those dots are connected on a highway map, Bakersfield is in the middle of all of them.
With the recent fires that closed Yosemite, Visit Bakersfield has assisted visitors from Denmark, Spain, Australia and the Netherlands who were headed to Yosemite. Those visitors stopped to ask about current travel conditions and suggestions for alternate things to see and do. Those inquires resulted in extra nights in Bakersfield hotels and meals in local restaurants.